FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS VELASHAPE®?
VelaShape is a non-invasive body contouring treatment for circumferential and cellulite reduction that helps you achieve a more toned, contoured and well shaped body. The treatment typically involves 3 sessions and provides dramatic results without downtime or significant discomfort. The VelaShape technology combines infrared light, bi-polar radio frequency energy and vacuum in a combined therapy that is greater than the sum of its individual parts. With the deep heating of the fat cells and the underlying dermal tissues fibers, it can stimulate the growth of new and better collagen and elastin. In short, VelaShape delivers results in localized fat reductions, in skin laxity, body volume, and an overall improvement in skin structure and texture.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE VELASHAPE TREATMENT?
The VelaShape technology uses a device to heat up and shrink the fat cells in the areas such as the chin, arms, thighs, buttocks, flank and abdomen. During the procedure, a vacuum is massaged over each targeted area wherein the heat helps with the fat reduction while the mechanical rollers smoothen out the skin. You can expect to feel some tugging of the skin along with a warming sensation as the procedure unfolds. The whole session only takes around 20 to 30 minutes to complete and you can go back to your normal routine as soon as it is over. You’ll be able to notice gradual and cumulative results throughout the treatment regime. Keep in mind that VelaShape is not a weight loss treatment, but it can lead to reduced body volume, laxity and improvement in skin texture.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR VELASHAPE??
The ideal candidates for VelaShape are women and men with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 30, that fall under The Nurnberger-Muller Cellulite Classification Stage 1 and 2. It is important to note that VelaShape is not a weight loss treatment. It was designed to improve the contour of your body, reducing the trouble spots that diet and exercise can’t reach.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS TO VELASHAPE?
There is no pain or discomfort involved with VelaShape. Although unlikely, some patients can experience some redness, selling or slight bruising in the area treated. But even these rare side-effects are not long-lasting and will likely subside over a couple days.
CAN VELASHAPE HELP MY TYPE OF CELLULITE?
VelaShape offers better results for patients that fall under the Nurnberger-Muller Cellulite Classification Stage 1 and 2. In the preliminary consultation, we will check the current condition of your cellulite and see if VelaShape is the best option to attenuate it. As a reference, you can evaluate your own stage by checking Cellulite’s Classification Scale below:
• Stage 1 Cellulite - NO dimpling while the patient is standing or lying down, but the pinch test reveals the "orange peel" appearance.
• Stage 2 Cellulite - "Orange peel" dimpling appears spontaneously when standing up, but NOT when lying down.
• Stage 3 Cellulite - "Orange peel" dimpling appears spontaneously both when standing up AND lying down.
IS VELASHAPE SAFE?
Not only was VelaShape the first FDA class II cleared platform for Cellulite Treatment it was the first non-surgical FDA-cleared medical device for the body reshaping. It is currently the only proven non-surgical device in the treatment of both the deeper skin tissue and the upper layers of the skin for cellulite. With credibility speaks for itself, VelaShape has been proven successful in dozens of clinical studies and practiced globally with very high safety records.
WHERE CAN I GET VELASHAPE IN MIDTOWN NYC?
At StudioMD, our cellulite reduction treatment and vacuum slimming technologies have helped numerous individuals over the last decade. Being happy with the shape of your body goes a long way to making you more happy overall. We offer a free initial consultation to explain the VelaShape treatment plan, recovery, likely outcomes and assess the results that you hope to achieve. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about VelaShape and get you one step closer to your body goals.
*Results can vary based on individual conditions